Dr. John Watt

John Watt


Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Visiting Researcher of the Research Area


John Watt is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the Department of Spatial Planning at TU Wien. Before joining the Institute, he spent five years on the Sustainable Economy and Procurement Team at ICLEI, coordinating and supporting EU research projects on social, green and circular public procurement. He holds a PhD in Sustainable Procurement from the University of Strathclyde. His research interests include examining the role of public procurement in developing socially responsible global supply chains, using emerging theories in transnational regulatory governance and networks.

He is a researcher focusing on socially responsible public procurement in the project Labour Governance in global production networks: Assessing labour standards in a new generation of public procurement legislation and trade agreements linked to market access into the European Union (LG-GPN).